Today's News

  • St. Elmo News

    Thursday, September 24
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, September 25
    • Preregistration for “Health Insurance for People 65+” is required by this Friday. See the info in the Sept. 30 announcement.
    Saturday, September 26

  • Vandalia Memories
  • Banks of the Okaw

    This week's photo: The four women in this photo, taken in the early 1970s, worked together for many years, taking care of local residents.

  • Davis made many visits to schools

    “We all looked forward to seeing him come down the road to our school at Bingham – it meant we wouldn’t have to do our schoolwork,” remembered 90-year old Wilber Meyer when asked about Jonathan Davis.

  • There's still a big festival

    We won't have the period crafts, food and music that we've grown to be accustomed to during our community's largest annual festival. But this weekend still offers a lot for both Vandalia residents and visitors.
    State cuts have resulted in the cancellation of this year's Grande Levée, but a festival that has been held in conjunction with the period celebration continues.

  • Fun run/walk to benefit museum is on Saturday

    The northeast corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Main Street holds a treasury of history and memories. The building and the very ground on which it srands are a part of history.

  • Harvest Festival, ABATE Fun Fest are downtown this weekend

    Due to state budget cuts, Vandalia’s most-popular annual festival is not being held this year. But, there is still a lot going on in downtown Vandalia this weekend.
    The Grande Levée, a period celebration at the Vandalia Statehouse, was dropped again this year because of state cuts. However, a local celebration that has been held in conjunction with the Grande Levée, Harvest Festival, is continuing.

  • Are Prep Roundup (Sept. 24)


  • School board OKs a deficit budget

    The Vandalia Board of Education approved a deficit budget for the district’s new fiscal year, but, as has been the case in recent years, the final outcome will be dependant upon the receipt of funds from the state.
    Because of that ongoing uncertainty, Superintendent of Schools Rich Well said, “Traditionally, this is the type of budget (conservative) that we have approved.”
    The conservative budget includes low estimates for revenues and high estimates for expenditures.

  • Guttin' it out

    Participation in an event held to both raise funds for the new home of Brownstown VFW Post 9770 and recognize this country’s veterans and armed services personnel almost doubled in its second year.